One-Year Apprentice Acting Program and Work Study Programs

Applications for the 2015-16 Apprentice Program will be available for download starting May 2015. Interviews will begin in June 2015.

The Barrow Group One Year Apprentice Program is a year long work study program, running from August through September of the following year. Administrative training begins the end of August, and classes start in September and run a full 12 months, culminating in and industry showcase the following September.  Students have class on Thursdays from 11am-2:30PM. The program is for New York actors looking for ongoing training in scene study, monologues, on-camera film & TV, Shakespeare and script analysis. Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock helm the training. Other Barrow Group Master teachers also teach from time to time. Performance opportunities include a monologue showcase, a self-produced reading series and an invited industry showcase.

The Barrow Group Work Study Program is for students who are better suited for individual classes. Enrollment is staggered throughout the year, but a one year commitment is required. Short term work study is generally not available unless the student has already been through the Apprentice Program or has been on Work Study in the past. There are no industry showcases in this program, although students may perform in readings.

In addition to class work, Apprentices and Work Study students gain valuable experience in running an award winning off-Broadway theatre company, meet other industry professionals and refine their artistic goals. Accepted students are required to work a minimum of 8 hours per week at the theatre in exchange for their class time.

  • Actors applying should be settled in New York.
  • There is no stipend or housing provided.
  • Acceptance to the programs is by audition and interview.
  • There is an enrollment fee required upon acceptance.

View our regular upcoming class schedule here.